Kansas regulators to consider fate of The Woodlands, other racetracks

TOPEKA | Kansas regulators could decide this week whether to revoke licenses for closed racetracks in three cities.

The Racing and Gaming Commission is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Friday in Anthony, southwest of Wichita.

The commission plans to discuss Wichita Greyhound Park; Camptown Greyhound Park in Frontenac; and The Woodlands in Kansas City, Kan., which has separate dog and horse tracks.

The commission moved last year against their licenses because they weren't running races.

But, at the owners' urging, the commission put off revoking the licenses to see whether lawmakers would revise a law allowing slot machines at racetracks. Lawmakers didn't.

Track owners say the law doesn't allow them to keep enough revenues to make slots profitable, so that the tracks can reopen.